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  1. Hi guys well I should have posted this ages ago and I don't know why I didn't. But anyway im build a set of custom speakers for my GCSE (in the UK this a qualification) in product design. So anyway my problem is I don't know how to run my NVX NSW104 and my NVX NSP65 outside of a car so there's no battery or metal to ground too. Any help would be extremely appreciated. i have nearly finished the box and its tuned to 30hz with an open design. EDIT: i dnt yet have an amp or anything else just the speakers, woofer and box
  2. Hey guys, noobie here. I need some help on this project I want to do. I want to have a oil pressure gauge, water temp gauge, and a manifold vacuum gauge. My plan is to have 3 gauge pods on top of a single din spacer and Plexiglass, fabricated in the bezel.The single din spacer is where i can place and have my wires organized, and the Plexiglass is where I will be mounting the gauge pods on top of. Here are some pics of the bezel. Single din spacer taped to it. Here i have the gauge pods temporarily set on the single din spacer but its where the plexiglass will be. they are autometer angeled gauge rings #2234 that I bought. I was going to epoxy the single din spacer and plexiglass to the bezel, and epoxy the angled gauge pods to the Plexiglass, then cutting a hole in the plexiglass so the gauges can go in, but didnt know what to do about the empty gaps. Sorry for not uploading a pic of the plexiglass on top of the single din spacer, didnt have it cut out yet. My question is, how do I make the gauge pods one piece with the bezel? Is there some sort of filler to fill in those gaps and make it one piece? And if so what type of filler should I use? And what steps should I take If you guys have any suggestions or advice please tell me. Thanks.
  3. your first one was deleted was that not hint enough?
  4. I am doing away with my 4x12 setup and going to a 2x18 setup with Fi sp4's. I plan on running one Crescendo BC 5500 on each subwoofer wired down to a single ohm on each amp.(not strapped.) I wanted to build a custom dual chambered ported box for this setup and so far I have a few ideas of my own but am very unsure if it will give me the most spl and output!!! I can go 48Wx32Hx28L maybe even 33H 39.5x31 face 48x28 top 48x28 bottom 27x31x27x31 port L 26x31x26x31 right 48x31 back 22.5x31x22.5x31 tuned to around 30hz and 32ish after sub displacement.. 8Cubes per sub. too big or? I open for Ideas, I have plenty of power for the amplifiers MM Elite 370 and three HC1800, 60 feet of 1/0 RF OFC
  5. Hey I'm 17 years old and I have been trying to design a driver. I have been taking parts from other subs and combining them to make something I hope will be better! On my motor I have a bottom plate, a top plate, and two magnets stacked on top of one another. My question is the pole piece in the center. Does this have to come to the top of the top plate or can it only come half way up? Do I even need one? I can post pics if needed but I don't really understand the purpose of the pole in the motor and would like to know more but I cant seem to find anything on google. Thanks for your help! I look forward to hearing your responses!
  6. 1. Product: Custom Atomic 10's 2. Specs: 10" subs, dual 2 ohm (sa coils), nomex spiders, 10g push terminals, sa10 cones - stitched surround, black poly caps. 600 RMS each. 3. Description/Condition: New, unused. Built with refurbished Atomic motors, and all new frames & soft parts. 4. Price: : $230 shipped for the pair, cont. US only. Or $130 shipped each. 5. Pictures: Again, not really looking for trades, but it never hurts to ask. If you are looking for high quality custom subs, at cheap sub prices, then you have found them! These are going to make someone very happy!
  7. Anyone remember this topic? Well I got tired of that stupid probox, plus I had an opportunity to get 2 subs. I recently got my eagle scout, and as a gift i got two sundown SA-12's. I took your guys' advice and built a box for them. Its a separated chamber box with 2.06 cubes for each sub @ 600watts each. 4 three inch aero ports that are a little more than 8 inches long gives it a tuning of 36hz. I know thats kind of high but I like it. took me a week to design and three days to build. It sounds awesome, especially when everything in my system agrees with each other. I can feel it in my throat on those notes above 40hz. It's funny how the subs really don't move that much but have no trouble being loud. The kids at my school pull in with their prefabs blaring their 2 12's thinking they're the shit and then they hear my box (on pretty much equal power). Just the other day I gave my friend a demo and as I was pulling out to leave and this kid looked at my car with a smile on his face and said "Damn!" It was the best thing ever. Anyway here is a video I made of the box.
  8. Al & Ed's Marina has done it again! Were announcing that we are able to customize any new Alpine Electronics Unit to now pre-load with the OEM Start screen. We have some templates for a few vehicles already but custom graphics can be made as well. We can also update your existing units in store by appointment only most cars take about 24 hours to build the profile to include the custom splash screen and it is not recommended for the DIY'er. There is a chance that the screen may lock up and should only be performed by a professional Alpine Flag Ship Dealer. To make an appointment or get a price quote call 310-827-8121 or email [email protected] We can make arrangements for existing customer or people over the web. Contact us today!
  9. Welcome to Alex Crane's aka Fuzzy336's multi car build log! So after reading so many different Build logs, and sense I have built a few trucks up myself, i decided that it would be pretty fun to make my own build log, For starters I'm going to cover my 3 main vehicles, my 2002 Tahoe, my 2004 Tahoe, and my 93 Toyota pickup, the build logs will cover everything I've done to each vehicle from cosmetics to audio work and everything else in between, so I hope you all enjoy my multi build log! Please note that 95% of the work that has been done was done before i ever decided to take pictures of everything during the process but I will definitely take pictures of everything that I do from here on out! This top post will primarily just be used as an Introduction page and a reference page linking to all future posts with important updates so you don't have to scroll through every page looking for all the small details, and on top of that, every major upgrade will be edited into these 4 top posts to make the process easier. Guide: Post 1 = Introduction and reference post Post 2 = 2002 Tahoe Post 3 = 2004 Tahoe post 4 = 1993 Toyota Pickup Post 5 = Future vehicles I currently own all of these vehicles so updates will come as soon as I can with all of them. Update links: (Direct links to major updates on other pages, coming soon)
  10. Hello friends! Just wanted to share my latest build with you. I call it the "DC Solo hX2v.3". This build started about a year ago, when I picked up a Solo X 12 motor from Cody J.. I was going to try to find three more, and use these motors to build the subs for my car. But I didn't have much luck, and had a really bad winter overall, and so the motor just set in my closet until about three weeks ago. And it still set around, until last weekend, when my Solo X 15 was sold. Although I needed the money, I really hated selling that sub. (it was my baby...) So I got to thinking, and decided it was time to use this motor, and build another Solo X. So I spent several days going over the different parts I have, and what I can get, just deciding what direction I wanted this to go. And after many different mock-up's, I finally decided to go this route. Main reasons are: A. These parts will work perfect together, I mean perfect. And B. I didn't want to build something here that has already been done several times, I wanted this one to be different. I think I accomplished that. Here are the parts it consists of, and a few finished pics (so you don't have to wait until the end). - Kicker Solo X 12 motor. - Rockford Fosgate Punch HX2 basket. (cast aluminum, nice frame if you really look at it) - DC Audio 3" d2ohm 4-layer flat-wound high-temp coil. - Sundown Zv.3 12" cone/ surround (double stitched) & gasket. - Dual progressive roll (med. soft) Nomex spiders (Stitched over-sized tinsel leads) - 10g chrome push terminals (PSi) Finished pics: Okay, so now to see how it all came together. The first step was to clean the motor, especially the gap. This was a MAJOR pain, especially since someone didn't tape or cover the gap when they removed the original square frame. It took me over 3 hours just to get it clean. What wound up working best was taking it to the car wash, plugging up the bottom plate vent, and giving it hell!! (sorry, no pics) So once I was sure the gap was clean, the next step was choosing a frame. I chose to use the hx2 frame (basket) over a standard 12-spoke, a TI frame, and a DD frame. The reason was a. because it's low profile allows me to use the DC coils (that I already have) that fit the gap PERFECT! And b. I really liked the way it looks; I have never seen one built this way with these parts. And c. Everything just fit and works together so perfect, my gut said "Do it!" I think a person who didn't know any better would believe it was original, that it came this way from Kicker. I think it looks stout. So here is the build, all started with mounting the frame, and finding the right parts. This is where it is important to make the right decisions. Just because a coil fits into a motor's gap, doesn't mean it is right. You have to be sure it fit's the gap properly, and that you wont have clearance issues, such as coil rub or bottoming out. In other words, time and research really matters. Sometimes people can get lucky and throw parts together into a sub and it turns out well, but usually it will be a failure, unless you research the parts and make sure they are going to be right.
  11. I've only built sealed boxes before this, and have no idea how to plan to build a slot ported box for my sub. Would it be better for me to purchase a full box from somewhere online custom built to my dimensions? I feel confident in my ability to build a box but have no idea how to design and plan it. Is there a certain website or place I can go to and purchase some plans? Or can someone guide me through building a slot ported box?
  12. Finally started a new project im my "new" car! 1998 Omega B My plan is to keep building a bit over the winter and spring to get ready for next years car and car audio meets/competitions. This Isn't an spl oriented build as I want it to play low and awesome with a clear front stage, but I'll still do my best with what I end up getting. I'll be participating at least What I get as far as equippment will be revealed as I get it. I have a plan, but I might change my mind so I won't say anything just yet! What I am clear on so far is that I'm rebuilding my front doors, and that's where I'll start this project. The doors will house two 6.5"s each and I'll have a pair of tweets in either the a-pillars or in stock location if it'll fit. To begin with I'll see if my Tang Band speakers might work in a car, so you'll se those in the pics. So lets get to building This is what I have to work with Behind the panel and plastic Teardown ¨ Theese are the different parts the doors consists of, partly screwed and glued The glue was sto strong so I couldn't just pull the old fabric off On the bright side the resin etc. should get a good grip on this, might drill a few holes as well Theese are the parts I'll be altering, the rest will be left stock After I have my plan of attack, I'll get to making some speaker "rings" Made a little sketchup drawing to figure out my dimentions I spent som time making the first piece When it's done I'll use it as a template to make the others. This is much easier with the right tools so I made my own little thrown together router table Then I made the ruff cuts Put on some double sided tape Then let the flush trim bit do it's job Theese will be the outer rings. I used a rabbeting bit to get my desired inner diameter This is how they ended up with a little 45 for good looks 45'd the rear of the speaker holes Done, just need to be glued together Checking fitment The depth is alowing me to add some sort of speaker grille Just enough clearance for vinyl http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i326/Sondre_Tveit/Stereo/20140905_155205_zpsepgts3sx.jpg That's all I have for now! There will be updates as I make progress
  13. Im still very new into building boxes and was wondering if I am even doing this right. I did a little bit of research and most of the reviews I seen were that BBP 6 was the route to go. When I would try to design the box first and then the port I kept getting odd numbers and invalid parameters, so I decided to lock the port size on this design I am including pictures on. ANY and ALL advice will be greatly appreciated. Even if they are asshole comments lol.
  14. Here is a link to my youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/Fuzzy336 https://www.facebook.com/CentralNCBassheads I started a Facebook page for us bass heads in the Central North Carolina area from the Triangle area to the Triad area and every small town in between and surrounding those areas. I plan to start hosting Bass competitions real soon because I managed to buy a Termlab for only $120. It's an older model but it still works great. Also, on the page I will let people know about other local competitions and any sales/specials being offered by local stores. I'm just trying to help bring the bass community together 1 step at a time. So on to the videos! The newest and most updated walk around video will always be the top embedded video with all of the older walk a-rounds listed beneath it. Tahoe walkaround #1: ---------------------------- Below are the flex videos I have uploaded in order from newest to oldest. Flex Video # 7 - Supafreak (decaf): Flex Video # 6 - I Cook (decaf): Flex Video # 5 - Rich as Fuck: Flex Video # 4 - Itchin: Flex Video # 3 - Bars on me: Flex Video # 2 - Air Forces: Flex Video # 1 - Swimming Pools: ---------------------------- So tell me what you guys think so far, thanks! Feel free to ask any questions or give any suggestions, ill gladly take any help being offered lol.
  15. So I got a promotion today, had been expecting it for a while. And for the past few years, I had told myself once I got a decent job, I would finally get a gaming rig. So now is the time to start planning this bitch out. I can build it all myself no problem, I am a service technician anyways. My only thing is, I am not super up to date with what the latest and greatest is. I recently checked out the newest addition to Intel, haswell technology. Looks nice, and I will take part. This topic is really for opinions on what would be best for what I am desired in doing. And to help with deciding what companies are better in what areas, like RAM, HDD, and what not. Also to take a look into how I will integrate my surround sound I want to custom build. I plan on getting 4 bookshelf speakers, center channel, and either a powered sub or build a enclosure for one. Will more than likely do the latter. Along with that I will have a stereo to power it all, that's where my main question comes in. Is that the best set up for a surround sound? Or am I better off getting a high end sound card with 5.1 built in? My second question starts with my monitors, I am going to do a triple monitor set up, and down the line will be running 4 displays. A TV for movies and such. While running the triple for daily use and heavy gaming. What monitors are good to look at, I remember in a old topic I had made someone mentioned getting monitors with IPS paneling. Is that still the best or is there something new out now? Along with that being said, I know I will need to run dual GFX cards, but will only have 1 in the very beginning due to this costing a bunch. What would be an ideal set up do you guys think? I would like to run around 16GB of ram, possibly more in the future. And as far as storage, I would like a decent sized SSD for my main and HDD for storage. Any and all help is appreciated. After posting this I am going to go and look around and start piecing this all together. I came up with this parts list with the help of some people elsewhere. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3ijjR Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3ijjR/by_merchant/ Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3ijjR/benchmarks/ (||Bought||) CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($269.99 @ Micro Center) (||Bought||) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($30.98 @ OutletPC) (||Bought - Waiting on Refund check||) Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Extreme ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($349.99 @ Micro Center) Memory: Crucial Ballistix Tactical 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($325.98 @ Newegg) (||Bought||) Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Amazon) (||Bought||) Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($148.98 @ OutletPC) Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($489.99 @ B&H) Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($489.99 @ B&H) (||Bought||) Case: NZXT Phantom (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($119.99 @ Best Buy) (||Bought - Waiting on Tax return||) Power Supply: NZXT HALE90 V2 1200W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($243.99 @ SuperBiiz) (||Bought||) Optical Drive: LG BH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($100.58 @ Amazon) Monitor: LG 27EC33V-B 60Hz 27.0" Monitor ($261.07 @ Mwave) Monitor: LG 27EC33V-B 60Hz 27.0" Monitor ($261.07 @ Mwave) Monitor: LG 27EC33V-B 60Hz 27.0" Monitor ($261.07 @ Mwave) Case Fan: BitFenix Spectre Pro LED 148.7 CFM 200mm Fan ($17.98 @ OutletPC) Case Fan: BitFenix Spectre Pro LED 148.7 CFM 200mm Fan ($17.98 @ OutletPC) Case Fan: BitFenix Spectre Pro LED 148.7 CFM 200mm Fan ($17.98 @ OutletPC) Case Fan: BitFenix BFF-BLF-P12025R-RP 51.3 CFM 120mm Fan ($11.99 @ SuperBiiz) Case Fan: BitFenix BFF-BLF-P12025R-RP 51.3 CFM 120mm Fan ($11.99 @ SuperBiiz) Case Fan: BitFenix BFF-BLF-P12025R-RP 51.3 CFM 120mm Fan ($11.99 @ SuperBiiz) Case Fan: BitFenix BFF-BLF-P12025R-RP 51.3 CFM 120mm Fan ($11.99 @ SuperBiiz) Total: $3595.56 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-29 17:30 EDT-0400)
  16. I build custom subwoofers, usually with color schemes based on cartoon heros or villains. (My sons idea) I'm just starting this thread so I can post up and maybe get more people in the community seeing my work. This first one is a Custom enclosure for 4 of my "superhero" built 8's. These are Kicker CVx motors from 12's, turned into 8's with color schemes that match superheros. In here are (From left to right) Hawkeye, Aquaman, Antman, and Wolverine The enclosure is a perfect 4 cubes, tuned to 28.5 hz All work done by me.
  17. Well ive been designing a box for my 98 Honda Civic ex 2 Door coupe. Im hoping to start this weekend, I know how to build sealed but never tried ported could you look over this design and let me know if it would work without port noise or anything i may not know about. I know its small for 2 15's but that about all the space i can work with about 4.3-4.9 cubes Width can be from 34-36. Height can only be 16 or i have to remove my 6x9's and i dont wan't to. Depth can be from 16-22 These are the subs im going with-http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=269-522 did some research these are acutal work good in small boxes and for the price if they blow not a huge loss or if i don't like sell them and get some Sundown E-15's or SSA DCON
  18. Hey everyone. Im known as Jay Kamakaze I started JM Exclusive tricking out cars and my lab rat of a 97 Celica ST has taken so much beating from me with tons of installs ive done to learn fabrication and custom installs. Ive installed, removed, installed, removed. Ive even posted previous installs on this site. Now Ive reached as place where Im comfortable with my fabrication and my skills to do one complete build. The car is near finished already but i chose to start my build log of everything i did and how i got there. This log includes sooo much custom (even down to the wiring), I guarantee this is a one of a kind Celica. Some highlights I will get to: -Dual CarPCs -RFID Keyless Ignition (my own design, don't bother asking for diagram) -Modded XBOX360 -PC Controlled Lighting -Touchscreen Speedo -Centerconsole Build -Dashboard Build -Trunk build
  19. Just want to share one of my latest box builds, I hope it's okey even though it doesn't belong in any car yet It's undecided wheither I'll use it myself or if it's going in my buddy's car. This is a ~ 4.25 cuft box built for four Seas 8" woofers with a 6" port tuned ~32hz. Theese are low powered drivers at only a 100w each, but they should be pretty efficient. This isn't my very first time with fibreglass, but it's the first subwoofer box I've ever made that utilizes fibreglass. It IS however the first time I've tried to paint anything like this, so I'm quite happy with the outcome I'm lacking a bit on progress pics, but you get the idea from the ones i have. Here is most of the woodwork done: Here you can see I've screwed things togheter to maintain the right shape and placement while I stretch my fabric: Almost done here, added a few staples in the port to get full contact between the port and fabric so it would bond after the first coat of resin. I allways appreciate comments, more pics to come really soon
  20. This is an enclosure I have designed for two fi.x 15s. (in the mail. stoked!) there are 3 cubes per sub and I am shooting for 30Hz. I believe it will sound good but any suggestions are noteable.
  21. looking for Ho alternator DC power, mechman, singer,etc... looking for ess than 300$ used more if new hmu with offers
  22. Happy Birthday darling, I love you very very very very, very much. 18" Fi Q sub in a 8.5cu ft sealed enclosure - powered by a Mmats d200hc. 4x Crescendo CTS-1 silk tweeters, 2x 8" Selenium mids, and 2x 6.5" Selenium mids - powered by a Rockford Fosgate 800a4. Knukoncepts wiring throughout, 0ga front to back, 0ga direct plug in to both amps from a tiny stinger battery under the back seat. Enjoy. www.mobileaudiophiles.com -Evan
  23. Im really curious if you guys were going to build a van with a big setup (160+) for demos, to be musical around town etc. The van has to look good and still be very very driveable. What type of van would you use and why? Also would like to know what your favourite vans are that are currently competing or have in the past? Favourite by looks, favourite by their setup, or favourite because a mixture of both. The more pics the merrier.... Thanks for your time
  24. soon to be LOTS of pics... start this a few days ago. i built a prototype awhile ago but looked like shit, so this is the FINAL concept with the built in amp and even some lights. not the best picture taker, sorry. and some are working at night with poor lighting. pictures of the starting holes for the dual dayton RS100-4 speakers. also shows my HAND MADE circle jig able to cut holes up to 40" in diameter
  25. 10 year old Forrester, sealed box with amp rack Rockford P3 12", 1.4 cubes sealed. Hertz HDP5 pushing Hertz Hi Energy speakers. Very nice. The pallette Going to try to keep the jack storage Layup was decent, but lumpy as all hell. There were a bunch of chunks of hard resin in my old pail..... The spout hardened up, and I had to break it all apart. I didn't think to strain it out.....
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